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Bridging The Gap
Like Mumbai, Bengaluru may soon have a suburban railway network too
  Friday 27 October, 2017
Like Mumbai, Bengaluru may soon have a suburban railway network too

Just like Mumbai, Bengaluru may soon have a suburban railway network too. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said that they are working on a proposal to create a network for Bengaluru.

He said that senior BJP leader Ananth Kumar had suggested him the same before he took over as the Rail Minister. Ananth told Goyal that he had been pushing for a suburban rail service for the Indian IT capital since 1996.

Goyal had asked Railway officials to work on the proposal and come up with a preliminary project report for an elevated network. "And possibly also have a road on top of the rail to connect the airport to places of work in the city," Goyal had said.

The minister said that he gave the South Western Railways 30 days to come up with a plan but on September 20, he was given a document listing out initial action plans on the project to be executed within 28 days.

On September 26, Goyal said the SW railway construction wing of Bengaluru awarded the consultancy to the Rail India Technical and Economic Services (RITES), a government of India initiative, for a conceptual planning and study of the proposal.

By October 1, the minister said he was presented with a rough assessment of the availability of land for commercial use including the relocation requirements.

"They used google to locate and prepare the plan where land is available because the scheme has to be self-financed. Then they identified various sections which need to be elevated and also pointed out which were to be done on ground," he said.

By October 18, the RITES had already finalised an initial conceptual plan with drawings of how the project will look like, where the routes will be and with height and elevation details, the minister said.

"So in a months' time, we have a proposal upon which the IR (Indian Railways) can now start deliberating. I am sharing this to reflect the new confidence with which the Indian Railways is working with the commitment to time-bound delivery of services," said Goyal.

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